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Alexis Denisof

Happy Birthday To Alexis Denisof, 41 Today !

Sunday 25 February 2007, by Webmaster

Date of birth : 25 February 1966, Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Height : 6’ 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse : Alyson Hannigan (11 October 2003 - present)

Trivia :

Was born in Maryland, raised in Seattle, and spent 3 years studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Married to Alyson Hannigan of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) on October 11, 2003 in California.

Attended the exclusive St. Paul’s boarding school in New Hampshire.

His first film appearance was in the music video for George Harrison’s "Got My Mind Set on You." Alexis said he only took the role in order to meet the former Beatle.

Lived in London for 13 years before moving back to the United States.

When he returned to America, he was too broke to afford his own place and he couldn’t find any work. Luckily, Mary Steenburgen, whom he had met and befriended while making Noah’s Ark (1999) (TV) took him in, and he lived with Mary and her husband, Ted Danson, for a year. "Ted and Mary are my saviors," he has said. "I definitely wouldn’t have made it without their psychological and emotional support."

His relationship with Alyson Hannigan was beset with many false starts at first. She asked him out when they first met on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) set, but he declined, citing a personal rule against dating coworkers. By the time he left the show, she was already dating someone else, but Alexis and Aly became friends regardless, eventually becoming so close that other people assumed they were dating. They finally decided to take the plunge and enter into a genuine romantic relationship, but not without fears that, if it didn’t work out, they might wreck their friendship. Suffice to say, the relationship seems to be working very well.

The series finale of _"Angel" (1999/I)_ was his own 100th episode on the show.

He attended a boarding school in New Hampshire at the age of 13.

Named #3 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy / Angel universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).

He and wife Alyson Hannigan are godparents to Joss Whedon’s son Arden.

His mother has a PhD and teaches Drama in Seattle.

Was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy just before filming of the final season on Angel commenced. During the first episode, director Joss Whedon was careful to keep most of Alexis’s shots on his right profile, as the left side of his face was fairly immobile at the time.

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